1,000 years ago this isolated spot on Norfolk’s River Bure was a thriving monastery dominating the area.
Today the Norfolk Archaeological Trust owns St Benet’s Abbey. You are invited to visit the Abbey and to explore this website for practical information and historical facts.

The website is adapted for mobile phone so you can access information on site at St Benet's. Underlined text will bring up a picture, e.g. here, or link to an outside site. Click or press underlined text to expand a picture to full screen.

Why not start by watching our short introductory film about St Benet's Abbey?
John Jarrold Trust | Geoffrey Watling Charity | Paul Bassham Charitable Trust | Norwich Town Close Estate Charity | The Lady Hind Trust | The Charles Littlewood Hill Trust | The Educational Foundation of Alderman John Norman | Bishop of Norwich
There are still some tickets available for the Mississippi Riverboat trip to the annual open-air service led by the Bishop of Norwich on Sunday 6th August 2017. For comfortable, straightforward travel come aboard the Mississippi Riverboat from Swan Green Horning. Boarding at 1.15, return by 6.30. Tickets £10.00 from tfosba@gmail.com or Horning Post Office 01692 630833. Organised by The Friends of St Benet's Abbey.

Regular guided tours take place on Saturdays & Sundays 3pm, Wednesdays 2pm, May-September; starting at the Abbey Gatehouse/Mill on site. No need to book.

Group tours of the Abbey Site can be arranged by contacting

Why not become a Friend of St Benet's Abbey (£5.00 per year)?
Contact tfosba@gmail.com

Wildlife Photos, taken on site can be seen in our Galleries Section; owls, kestrels and harriers have all been recent visitors.